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    Can I extend my washing machine hose?


    I want to get a new washing machine but the pipes don’t reach. I have been using extension hoses for water and discharge water but I have been told that this is not good. Can the hoses be changed for longer ones? Is this a job for a plumber?

    Asked by Sandra on 20th Nov 2019
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    Swift Plumbing and Maintenance

    "You are better off getting a plumber to extend the fixed pipework to provide a more secure and leak proof solution."

    Answered on 22nd Nov 2019 - Member since Oct 2016 - report
    On Tap Heating & Plumbing

    The longest hose you can get is 2.5m. If this is still too short it might be a case of looking to extend the copper feed to washing machine connector then attach the hose on.
    This is a job that can be done.


    Answered on 22nd Nov 2019 - Member since Oct 2019 - report
    Bournville Gas and Heating

    "No, not really the machine wouldn’t be able to pump that far."

    Answered on 25th Nov 2019 - Member since Sep 2019 - report
    Einstein plumbers.

    "Yes, for a plumber. You need to extend your waste and the copper pipe."

    Answered on 2nd Dec 2019 - Member since Nov 2019 - report
    Nik Solanki


    Yes to both questions.

    Hope this helps,

    Answered on 11th Dec 2019 - Member since Dec 2019 - report
    Kenwood construction services

    "Yes you can and yes it’s typically a job for plumber. Get in touch with us if you need further assistance or if the job needs doing.

    Many thanks

    Answered on 22nd Nov 2019 - Member since Jul 2019 - report
    Nick Boyce plumbing services

    "You can use extended hoses. Best practise is to actually move the pipes nearer to the machine though."

    Answered on 15th Jan 2020 - Member since Jan 2020 - report
    D & S Plumbing & Heating

    "Yes you can buy longer hoses and if your not confident in installing always get a professional to do so."

    Answered on 15th Jan 2020 - Member since Oct 2018 - report

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